Bourbon Hot Chocolate

Bourbon Hot Chocolate

To accompany the fall menu at Blue Ribbon Beer Garden, a heated terrace overlooking Allen Street on the Lower East Side, Chef/Owners Bruce and Eric Bromberg serve bourbon hot chocolate, a hot-cocktail alternative to seasonal brews. Their recipe recommends homemade chocolate syrup, but a store-bought one will work in a pinch. The perfect accompaniment to Blue Ribbon Beer Garden’s Bourbon Hot Chocolate? One of their homemade, melty chocolate-chip cookies.

Ingredients

  • 4  Cups  whole milk
  • 1  Cup  chocolate syrup, homemade or Fox's U-Bet
  • 2  Tablespoons  cocoa powder
  • 1  Cup  good-quality bourbon such as Maker's Mark
  • 1  Cup  half-and-half

Directions

1. Add milk, half-and-half, syrup, and cocoa powder to a pot or large saucepan
2. Cook over medium-high heat, whisking constantly, until cocoa is fully incorporated and mixture barely comes to a simmer, 5-10 minutes
3. Whisk in bourbon and cook for one more minute. Remove from heat and serve

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
12g
13%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
14mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
38g
29%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
44µg
6%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
7mg
9%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
42mg
4%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Fluoride, F
2µg
0%
Folate, total
26µg
7%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
24mg
8%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
84mg
12%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
345mg
23%
Water
98g
4%

Hot Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Hot Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.